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Making a Point free pdf The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of uncertainty and passion, inspiring organizations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error across the United States. Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity, and commonsense. In David Crystal's "Making a Point," he gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia and offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.

About Honorary Professor of Linguistics David Crystal

DAVID CRYSTAL is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. His many books range from clinical linguistics to the liturgy and Shakespeare. He is the author of "The Story of English in 100 Words" and "Spell It Out: The Singular History of English Spelling," both published by Profile. His "Stories of English "is a Penguin Classic. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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Author : Honorary Professor of Linguistics David Crystal
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Data Published : 06 October 2015
ISBN : 1250060419
EAN : 9781250060419
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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